Meyer leading a lecture.

Asteroid named for CU Boulder aerospace grad student

Feb. 13, 2024

Alex Meyer is an astrodynamics expert, engineer, PhD student, and now, a part of the night sky. The International Astronomical Union has officially named an asteroid after him. Asteroid 2000 ND17 is now...

Illustration of the Janus Spacecraft

Second life for the Janus spacecraft?

Feb. 2, 2024

Space News is highlighting a potential new mission for the mothballed Janus spacecrafts. Dan Scheeres, a distinguished professor of aerospace at the University of Colorado Boulder, was principal investigator on the Janus mission. Designed and built to launch as a secondary payload on the Psyche mission in 2022, the mission...

Delores Knipp

Knipp discusses solar storms with Washington Post

Jan. 22, 2024

Delores Knipp was interviewed by the Washington Post for a new article on the sun entering its most active period in two decades. Knipp, a research professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert on solar wind-geospace coupling and space weather and has...

Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub honored for transformational astrodynamics research, teaching

Jan. 16, 2024

Hanspeter Schaub is being recognized by the American Astronautical Society. AAS is honoring Schaub as the 2024 Dirk Brouwer Award for "transformational work in the emerging field of charged spacecraft formation flight and control and for sustained and outstanding contributions to astrodynamics research, application, and teaching." Schaub is a professor...

Surface of the sun

Knipp talks historic solar storm with the Washington Post

Dec. 4, 2023

Delores Knipp was interviewed for a feature article in the Washington Post. Knipp, a research professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert on solar wind-geospace coupling and space weather and has written extensively about historic solar storms. The Washington Post article focuses...

SUDA in a cleanroom at LASP.

7 reasons to get excited about CU Boulder in space

Oct. 13, 2023

This year, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) celebrates its 75th anniversary—marking 75 years of CU Boulder’s exploration of space, from the fringes of Earth’s atmosphere to the wide expanse of interstellar space. The university is just getting started. In the year ahead, scientists and engineers from across...

Capstone Satellite orbiting the moon

CU Boulder leading $5 million multi-university project to advance the space economy

Oct. 3, 2023

The space economy is booming, and the University of Colorado Boulder is at the forefront of a major federal funding initiative aimed at expanding science and engineering knowledge and workforce development for projects centered on operations Beyond Geostationary Orbit (xGEO) and Space Domain Awareness (SDA). Leading this endeavor is Marcus...

Cell phone with a lock symbol on the screen.

CU Boulder earns $5 million award for 5G cellular security research

Sept. 22, 2023

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is leading a major military-oriented project for 5G wireless security. The National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program has awarded CU Boulder $5 million for “GHOST: 5G Hidden Operations through Securing Traffic.” The goal of the work is...

The Aerospace Building

Bosanac honored by Rocky Mountain AIAA

Sept. 14, 2023

Natasha Bosanac has been selected as the 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Rocky Mountain Section Young Professional Engineer of the Year for her "significant impact in the field of space exploration and astrodynamics." Bosanac is an assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace...

An artist's render shows a soft robot using its flexible flower-shaped limbs to touch down on an asteroid.

Asteroid Landings Call For Robots With a Soft Touch

Sept. 8, 2023

Jay McMahon's work on soft robots for space exploration and mining is being highlighted by IEEE Spectrum. McMahon, an associate professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is developing Area-of-Effect Softbots (AoES) for asteroid proximity operations that can use electro-adhesion, solar radiation, or van der...

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